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Drilling very

deep for oil


Where oil companies are using
ultra-deepwater drilling rigs
designed to work in at least
6,000 ft. (1,828 m) of water

2010: 93 rigs deployed


U.S. (Gulf of Mexico)
29
South America
22
West Africa
13
Indian Ocean
8
Northwest Europe
6
Southeast Asia
6
Australia, New Zealand
2
Far East
2
Mediterranean, Black Sea
2
Mexico
2
Canada
1
More being used
Total Planned, ordered,
under construction
15
2000 34 64
2010 93
Source: ODS-Petrodata
Graphic: Judy Treible © 2010 MCT